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Everyone is welcome to join our 2023 International Women’s Day celebrations!

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Feminist Comedy Sketches

  • Description: Join us for our annual feminist comedy sketches viewing party!

Open Lab Event with Guest Speaker Dr. Ivona Hideg

  • Title: Benevolent Sexism and the Gender Gap in Startup Evaluation

Abstract: Women-led startups are evaluated less favorably than men-led startups, but the reasons for this require further investigation. Drawing on ambivalent sexism theory, we predict that evaluators’ benevolent sexist attitudes (which refer to a sense of affection, idealization, and protectiveness toward women) undermines gender equity in startup evaluation. We initially expected benevolent sexism to be negatively related to evaluations of women-led startups. Surprisingly, we found that benevolent sexism is unrelated to evaluations of women-led startups but is positively related to those of men-led startups. We replicate this pattern of findings where men-led startups are advantaged in two additional studies. Our work shows that benevolent sexism is subtly undermining gender equality in startup evaluation by giving a leg up to men while ostensibly not influencing women.

About Dr. Hideg: Ivona Hideg is an Associate Professor and Ann Brown Chair in Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business at York University. She previously served as an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Organizational Leadership in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She holds a Ph.D. in OB/HRM from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and MSc in I/O Psychology from the University of Waterloo.Her main program of research includes workplace diversity, equality, and inclusion. In her work, she focuses on gender, but also examines issues surrounding culture, ethnicity, language, and socio-economic background diversity. She has published in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science, among others. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, and Globe and Mail. Her work is funded by Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

View Dr. Hideg’s full bio here.




We will kick off the events with a

Feminist sketches watch party

in Stauffer 106 on Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00pm


We will hold two lunch panels* to listen to wonder women of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Consulting!

(*Lunch will not be provided due to COVID restrictions)

Women of Organizational Psychology 

Wednesday March 9th at noon (hybrid: Stauffer 106 and Zoom here)

Anna Woodcock, PhD

Becky Reichard, PhD

Jenn Feitosa, PhD

Larissa (Lacie) Barber, PhD

Lisa Kath, PhD

Women of Organizational Consulting

Thursday March 10th at noon

Angela Mouton, PhD & Monica Montijo, PhD, Montijo Mouton Consulting

Montijo Mouton Consulting is a Management Consulting firm specializing in Executive Search & Assessment (Topgrading/Who methodologies), Strategic Human Capital, and Organizational Development. They work with C-suite leaders to recruit, develop, and retain outstanding talent, and to build high performing, thriving companies (acting as Chief People Officer as required). Notable human capital clients have included AlixPartners, VSS, NewSpring Capital, Plexus Capital, Cimarron Healthcare Capital, Centroid, Teachable, Denny’s, PlayStation, Dave & Buster’s, Workboard, Argyle, and many international law firms, SMEs and startups worldwide.


We ended the week with a space to create a community around DEI research with our

Half-Baked Symposium for Half-Baked DEI Ideas

Friday March 11th 11:00am-1:00pm in Stauffer 106

Are you thinking about conducting DEI research but don’t have your ideas fully baked yet?  Well this is the symposium for you!  In this “half-baked” symposium, we will create a space to share emerging and developing ideas, brainstorm, and develop a deeper community around DEI research. All are welcome to attend, presenters will be asked to fill out the short entry form with a brief abstract (as in ugly draft form of an abstract) of your idea. We will leave the format of this event fluid until we are more clear on attendance.

All the  events are open to the public and hosted by the WW Lab.